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Notre Dame exploring options to expand stadium into student hub

University administrators are exploring options to expand Notre Dame Stadium. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images) University administrators are exploring options to expand Notre Dame Stadium. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

By Zac Ellis

Notre Dame Stadium could be set for a major facelift. University administrators are "exploring an innovative approach to campus planning that would take advantage of the central location of the football stadium," the school announced on Thursday.

The plans would call for combining a student center, media center and classroom and conference center into the existing Notre Dame Stadium. "Inspired by the University's campus master plan, we will study the possibility of accomplishing multiple objectives -- namely, preserve the campus' pedestrian character by taking advantage of a central location for needed facilities, retain the integrity of a legendary stadium, improve the visual attractiveness of the exterior stadium wall, and enhance the game-day experience for our football fans," Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., Notre Dame's president, said in a release.

Cost and details were not disclosed, as any potential renovation is purely exploratory at this point. But in the meantime, Notre Dame communications staffer Josh Flynt tweeted a potential rendering of Notre Dame Stadium:

https://twitter.com/jflyntnd518/status/330027227905400832

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